Cell Authentication Testing Service
Short Tandem Repeat profiling, or STR profiling, is a rapid, reproducible and standardized PCR-based method for the unambiguous identification or authentication of human cell lines with resolution down to the individual donor. And as misidentified cell lines continue to plague research, authentication of human cell lines via STR profile analysis is becoming a requirement of many journals and funding agencies.
Many continuous cell lines — especially cancer cell lines — are karyotypically abnormal or genetically unstable, making data interpretation difficult. Take advantage of our decades of experience with STR profiling and our unmatched expertise in interpreting data from over a thousand cancer cell lines. Send your human cell lines to the ATCC Cell Authentication Testing Service for STR profile analysis.
How it Works
Contact us at STRtesting@atcc.org or 800-638-6597 to get an order confirmation number.
Complete the STR Profiling Order Form and include your confirmation number.
Prepare the FTA card sample according to the Sample Submission Instructions in the kit.
Mail your samples and completed order form to the ATCC Cell Authentication Testing Service.
We will isolate and amplify your DNA using the Promega PowerPlex® 18D System and analyze the results using Genemapper® ID-X v1.2 software from Applied Biosystems™.
ATCC's Cell Authentication Testing Service — STR Profiling ($295)
Includes a signed Cell Authentication Report containing:
Easy-to-understand STR allele table
Electropherograms that support the allele calls at each locus
Known reference profiling against the ATCC STR Profile database
Comprehensive interpretation of your results
Results are sent within 5 business days from receipt of your sample.
PowerPlex is a registered trademark of the Promega Corporation.
Genemapper ID is a registered trademark of Applied Biosystems™.